Monday, August 30, 2010

Quick and Easy Titles

Hello there! Laura here to show you a way to make a quick and easy title for your srapbooking projects.

I find it hard sometimes to come up with a creative or cute title for my scrapbooking projects. But I found that with 3 Birds Sticky Sparkly Shapes Kit A Play On Words it takes a lot of the guessing out of my hands and makes it super easy and quick! Let me show you!

As I was looking over some older photos I came upon this one and knew the perfect title I wanted to use for my project!

To finish the layout I used:

Must Have Textured Cardtock Stack
Straight From The Nest Paper Stack
Focus On Photos Kit
Must Have Bits and Pieces
Perfectly Pretty Petals Paper Flower Kit

Thanks for stopping by! Now get scrapping!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink:

My daughter and her cousin loved playing dress-up together on our last visit. I wanted to make a page about them looking so cute. I used the new cricut cartridge from 3 Birds to make the cute little bird princess.

3 Birds Paper Trails Complete Borders Kit
3 Birds Straight from the Nest Paper Stacks
3 Birds Must Have Textured Cardstock Stack
3 Birds Sticky Sparkly Shapes Kit V.5 - A Play on Words
3 Birds Must Have Foil Cardstock Stacks
Cricut 3 Birds on on Parade Full Content Cartridge

Cut dark blue cardstock into 8 1/2*11 piece.
Place pink and blue patterned paper on lower part of cardstock.
Add 3*5 inch photos on left of page.
Adhere white scalloped strip below brown paper.
Cut small rectangle of brown, then smaller rectangle of pink paper and place on the right of photos.
Set title on the right of page as seen.
Use cricut cartridge to cut out princess bird and set inside pink mat on right of page.
Add glittered sticker flowers to page and journaling.

Hope you have a great day!, Charity

Friday, August 20, 2010

My Card Stash!

Hi everyone! I thought I would share one of my back to school ideas with you. Every year as soon as school starts I make several birthday cards to keep in my stash. I try and make a couple boy cards and a couple of girl cards in preparation for the upcoming birthday parties that my daughter will be attending for classmates. With all of the great 3birds products available this was so quick and easy for me this year. Here is a cute boy card I made using the adorable 3birds 3-D embellishment kit stickers (this little monster was just perfect for a little boy) and a girl card with lots of bling from the 3birds bling goodie box and flowers from the 3birds Perfectly Pretty Petals. I just need to make a couple more and I will be all ready for the upcoming birthdays!

Born to be Wild supply list:
patterned paper-Focus on Photos 8 X 8 Layouts
cardstock-Must Have Cardstock Brights
scalloped circle and title-3birds Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
metal clip-scrapworks

Happy Birthday supply list:
patterned paper-Focus on Photos 8 X 8 Layouts
cardstock-Must Have Cardstock Brights
Happy Birthday sticker-Overstuffed paper and sticker kit
bling-Bling goodie box
flowers-Perfectly pretty petals
ribbon-American Crafts

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I just can't get enough...

Of the Super Sticker Nestables!! I am sooo in love with these. I especially love the large pack with the circles, squares, etc. For this LO, I used the half-circle sticker. It's so easy! Who needs all those circle-cutting tools they sell, when you can just use these. You get so many since you can take them all apart. I keep using them and I've still barely made a dent. You can dress up your stickers with some stickles, like I did here for emphasis and dimension. I also used two of the borders here. Again, SO easy. Usually, you would have to sit there and use a border punch, but with the stickers, you just peel and place on your LO and all done :) And if you look closely, I also used some photo corners.

I also LOVE the new Bright cardstock. I had to restrain myself - I almost went through all my turquoise in one day! They're so perfect as mats for photos because they're so bright, they make your photo pop against any background. Love, love, love! Here, I also used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch to make bright happy butterflies out of the new cardstock. So pretty.

The little chipboard saying "sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it" is adhered with 3D foam dots. Even though the chipboard comes with adhesive on the back, you don't have to use it - you can still add foam dots to give it a little dimension.

Patterend Paper: Focus on Photos
Cardstock: Must Have Brights Cardstock
Stickers: Super Sticker Nestables
Chipboard: Sticky Sparkly Vs. 5 Play on Words
Swirls (red): Paper Trails
Sticker Letters: Overstuffed Kit
Flowers: Perfectly Pretty Petals

Monday, August 16, 2010

Winner Winner

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tricia said...

I would love to win this, I have bought several kits from HSN. I have not tried these, but with 4 kids, sports, and school starting(crazy busy) would love to try these.
Beautiful pages- great ideas! thanks

5 Minute Cards

Hey all! Laura here again and it is a busy time of year!! With summer winding down and back to school in full swing there is so much that has to get done!

Sometimes we think we don't have enough time to create so today I want to show you a couple of cards that I made that took less than 5 minutes each to create!

For both cards I used the 3D Sticker Embellishment Kit. These amazing embellishments make for quick and easy sentiments for all your card making needs!

I also used Sticky, Sparkly A Play On Words for my title, Must Have Textured Cardstock Stack, Perfectly Pretty Petals Paper Flower Kit, and Patterned Paper from Focus on Photos Scrapbook kit.

So simple and so quick! Why don't you grab all your favorite 3 Birds products and create some quick and easy cards today!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pagemats and a Giveaway!

Do you love the art of scrapbooking but find yourself pressed for time and ideas? 3Birds has a great product that allows you to get more pages done but still allows you to fulfill your creative needs. Today we would like to focus on... (PS READ on for a GIVEAWAY TOO!)

3Birds Die Cut and Printed Pagemats Version 2 These unique page mats make for a super-quick scrapbook layout that looks homemade! Includes:
  • 12 solid die-cut cardstock sheets
  • 12 patterned die-cut cardstock sheet
  • 24 solid background sheet
Product Features:
  • Pagemats - easy way to scrapbook and display photos; simply add photos behind the window and you're done
  • Pages that look like you spent hours creating them
  • Versatile - embellish the mats with stickers, rub-ons and more for a creative twist; add to home decor by placing in a frame and hanging on a wall 
  • Pocket folder - all of the layouts fit neatly inside this organized folder; easy to carry and stay organize

    The best part??? This unique product is now on clearance at HSN for only $19.95! That's 12 double page spreads including the die cut top layers and solid cardstock backgrounds for 1.66 per two page spread! Retail price for two die cut papers and cardstock would be 5.99! What a savings.

    Guiseppa G.
    To show you some great ideas for using this product, we asked our Guest Designer Guiseppa Gubler to make some quick & simple layouts and more embellished versions using our Pagemats Version 2! Guiseppa really knocked our socks off with her fantastic ideas and beautiful touches! Make sure to visit her blog to see more of her inspirational work!

    UR My Sunshine (Simple Version)
    Pagemats Vs. 2
    cardstock - Must Have Cardstock Stack
    rub ons - Perfect In Platinum

    machine sewing
    pop dots
    UR My Sunshine (Embellished Version)
    Pagemats Vs. 2
    hearts- Va Va Velvet
    paper- Bling Extreme and Must Have Cardstock Stack
    flowers and brads - Bling Extreme and Perfectly Pretty Petals 

    machine sewing
    pop dots

    Falling For You Over & Over (Simple Version) Pagemats Vs. 2
    cardstock - Must Have Cardstock Stack
    flower and buttons - Bling Extreme

    flowers - Silhouette (using Bling Stack and Must Have Cardstock Stack)
    pop dots

    Falling For You Over & Over (Embellished Version)
    Pagemats Vs. 2
    cardstock - Must Have Cardstock Stack
    flowers and brads - Bling Extreme and Perfectly Pretty Petals
    rub ons - Kind of a Big Deal Rub On Kit and Perfect Platinum Rub Ons
    velvet - Va Va Velvet

    pop dots
    clouds and birds - Silhouette (using Must Have Cardstock Stack)

    Elder Uncle John (Simple Version)
    Pagemats Vs. 2
    letters - Va Va Velvet
    cardstock- Must Have Cardstock Stack

    pop dots

    Livin' In The Wild Wild West (Embellished Version)
    Pagemats Vs. 2
    flowers- Perfectly Pretty Petals
    brads- Bling Extreme
    velvet- Va Va Velvet
    cardstock- Must Have Cardstock Stack

    pop dots
    title and hat- Silhouette (using Must Have Cardstock Stack)

    The Farm (Simple Version)
    Pagemats Vs. 2
    cardstock - Must Have Cardstock Stack
    tag - Va Va Velvet
    button & brad - Bling Extreme
    rub ons - Overstuffed Craft Kit  and ABC Rub Ons

    pop dots

    Birthday Girl (Embellished Version)
    Pagemats Vs.2
    cardstock- Must Have Cardstock Stack
    rub ons - ABC Rub Ons
    scalloped circle - Must Have Bits and Pieces
    flourish, leaves and heart - Va Va Velvet
    brad and buttons - Bling Extreme
    flowers - Bling Extreme and Perfectly Pretty Petals
    cardstock stickers- Quote Me On That

    pop dots

    If you like this product and are looking for more ways to get your projects sure to check out our Pagemats School Edition and All Dressed Up Layered Layouts!

    Is this the product for you? Leave us a message below and one lucky blog winner will receive a set of our Pagemats Version 2! We will pick a random winner and post the results next Monday August 16th! 

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    3Birds on Parade!

    For those who have been can order the cartridge from the link below!

    Wednesday's Whim!

    On a whim the other morning I decided to make an altered frame for my daughter's room. She had just been telling me that she wanted a picture of her best kitty friend to put up in her room. I simply took a plain wooden frame and adhered 3birds patterned paper to it and then added some crocheted ribbon trim to the inside edges. I then added some adorable 3birds embellies and in no time her custom one of a kind frame was finished! She just loves it!

    Frame supply list:

    flower stickers-3D Embellishment Kit

    gems-3Birds Bling Goodie Box

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    3Birds on HSN

    Set your DVRs ladies - or  rise with the Birds! Our lovely hostess Donna will be on HSN bright and early Wednesday morning showcasing some of best products to date.

    4-5 am Super Sticker Nestables

    5-6 am 3D Embellishments

    9-10 am Sticky Sparkly Play on Words and our Bright Must Have Cardstock

    Hope you can tune in!

    Monday, August 2, 2010

    Happy Birthday, 3Birds style!

    I must confess I'm not much of a card maker. But the 3Birds products are just as great for cards as they are for scrapbook pages. When I realized I was in need of some quick and easy cards, I knew I just had to give it a go. Maybe you're not much of a card maker either, but you love to give handmade cards, since it makes the gesture that much more meaningful. If so, I hope my cards can show you just how easy making a card with 3Birds products can be. In fact, if you have cardstock, the 3D Embellishment Kit, and the Super Sticker Nestables, you're pretty much all set! My daughter is at an age where she goes to a lot of birthday parties, so I wanted to put together some fun, bright birthday cards that would be great for kids.

    Cardstock: 3Birds Brights Cardstock
    Sticker: Super Sticker Nestables
    Embellishment: 3D Embellishment Kit
    Bling: Bling Goodie Box

    Cardstock: Must Have Cardstock
    Patterened paper: Straight From the Nest
    Letter Stickers: Overstuffed Craft Kit
    Sticker borders: Super Sticker Nestables
    Embellishments: 3D Embellishment Kit
    Bling: Bling Goodie Box

    Cardstock: Must Have Cardstock
    Letter Stickers: Overstuffed Craft Kit
    Sticker: Super Sticker Nestables
    Embellishment: 3D Embellishment Kit
    Bling: Bling Goodie Box

    See - fast and easy, right? The new Super Sticker Nestables and the 3D Embellishments make cards simple even for a layout person like me :) Give it a shot - and we always love it if we inspire you to create something, so if we do, share your creation with us - just leave a comment to the post with a link back to your own project.

    ***Edited to add - I totally forgot to mention that I have a card using 3Birds products in ScrapStreet right now, so CHECK IT OUT (mine is at the bottom of the page - the Thank You Card). If you're not familiar with ScrapStreet, it's an online Scrapbooking magazine with articles, tons of LO's, and ideas every month, and it's totally FREE! So take a look!